We’ve got some more details on Legendary and Universal’s new film Skull Island, and they’re awesome. Legendary made the surprise announcement at Comic Con, promising a film that delves into the location of King Kong’s origin. Now Tom Hiddleston is in talks to star in the picture, which will be directed by Jordan Vogt-Roberts (The Kings of Summer, You’re the Worst). More info is below.
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20th Century Fox has acquired Steven Spielberg‘s small-screen adaptation of his hit 2002 sci-fi movie which starred Tom Cruise. The Minority Report TV series is being written by screenwriter Max Borenstein, for Amblin television. THR is reporting that Fox has ordered a pilot with a significant penalty attached (which basically means there is more of a chance we’ll see it than not). But the interesting bits come via their plot synopsis:
The Minority Report follow-up takes place 10 years after the end of Precrime in D.C. when one of the three Precogs struggles to lead a “normal” human life but remains haunted by visions of the future. He meets a detective haunted by her past who just may help him find a purpose to his gift.
Thats right, the series will swap the genders of the detective and precog, and will also serve as sequel to the original film. Count me interested.
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At the end of the Legendary panel, studio head Thomas Tull returned to the stage to thank the fans and show off one last thing. The surprise is the announcement of a new King Kong movie titled Skull Island. Thomas Tull announced that they had “been tinkering around with one thing” and showed us some footage for a project that may be a long way out.
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Briefly: Latino Review got a boost yesterday from the news that Guardians of the Galaxy would be the next ‘mystery Marvel movie’ to be announced for 2014, basically confirming a not terribly well-guarded secret. Then, late last night, the site spoke up again to say that Legendary Pictures will ride into Hall H on the back of a giant atomic-powered lizard. Or simply: the company is probably bringing Godzilla to Comic Con.
This isn’t the same sort of well-kept secret, but it also isn’t much of a surprise. Legendary had a big panel outside of Hall H last year in which the company talked about Pacific Rim publicly and in detail for the first time, and where it also gave out some info about the now-cancelled Paradise Lost.
We don’t know much about Godzilla at this point, so Comic Con would be a good venue for Legendary to announce some details. We do know that Gareth Edwards, director of Monsters, is in the director’s chair. We’ve also heard that there will be other monsters in the film, but as the script has been in the works for a while (most recently through David Goyer and then Max Borenstein) who knows what has changed.
When last we left development of the new, Legendary Pictures Godzilla, Monsters director Gareth Edwards was attached to direct and Max Borenstein was rewriting the script previously worked on by David Goyer and David Callaham. Edwards even stressed “Everyone involved knows what the film has to be.” This latest update confirms that.
A Japanese monster magazine called G-Fan has uncovered, what they claim, are two concept designs from the film that were reportedly rejected by Legendary Pictures. If these are the Godzilla designs they’re rejecting, things are looking up. Read More »
Briefly: In March 2010 Legendary Pictures announced that it would make a new Godzilla film. All the wrongs done by Roland Emmerich’s 1998 film would be made right, and we would get a sci-fi creature feature that stands up to the best films in the long-running character’s history. That was the idea, at least, but in almost two years since that deal was announced we still know almost nothing about what Legendary is doing with Godzilla.
We know that Gareth Edwards, director of Monsters, is in the director’s chair. We’ve heard that there will be other monsters in the film. David Callaham drafted a script, and last time we had any reliable word it was that David Goyer was writing a new draft. That was in July of this year.
Now there is a new writer: Max Borenstein, who wrote Art of the Steal, a draft of The Seventh Son and did some work on Legendary’s Jimi Hendrix movie. None of which tells us anything at all about what he’s likely to do with Godzilla, but that’s all THR has to offer.
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